Gulf Branch

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Coordinates: 38°54′58″N 77°7′57″W / 38.91611°N 77.13250°W / 38.91611; -77.13250

Gulf Branch
Gulf Branch.jpg
Country United States
State Virginia
County Arlington County
Basin features
River mouth Potomac River
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Gulf Branch is a stream in Arlington County, Virginia. From its source southwest of the Gulf Branch Nature Center, Gulf Branch flows on a northeastern course and empties into the Potomac River within the Federal parklands of the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Gulf Branch is surrounded predominantly by forests.



  • Gulf Branch Forge
  • Robert Walker Log House
  • Gulf Branch Pond
  • Molly Ross Rising Relics, outdoor art display
  • Gulf Branch Nature Center, features exhibits on local wildlife and local Native American history
  • Potomac River Trail, parallel with the stream, begins across from the Gulf Branch Nature Center
  • Potomac Palisades, includes a 30-foot drop in the stream just prior to its confluence with the Potomac
  • Potomac Heritage Trail, perpendicular to the stream, crosses between the Palisades and the Potomac

Roadway crossings[edit]

  • Military Road
  • George Washington Memorial Parkway

See also[edit]